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Warrior Poet Society Rifle 1 Training Course Overview

This 1 day course lays the foundation that all future rifle training will rest on. Safety, range etiquette, weapon operation, accessories, fundamentals of fire, shooting/ready positions, rapid target acquisition, target transitions, clearing of stoppages, rapid fire, and warrior mindset are the main subjects tackled in this essential course. Though this course is built for beginners, the subject matter and technique is designed to allow students to build realistic skills that can survive the test of stress and small time constraints.

Instructors: Paul Perkerson / John Lovell / Josh Kent

Who Can Attend?

  • All U.S citizens ages 18 and up that are legally allowed to own/purchase/possess a firearm. Minors are not permitted.

What do You Need?


Refund Policy for Classes 

  • If you cancel 60 or more days before the class date, you will receive a 50% refund
  • If you cancel 59-30 days before the class date, you will receive a 25% refund
  • If you cancel less than 30 days before the class date, you will receive no refund

You may shoot reloaded ammo (at your own risk) or steel case (except at Dalton, GA courses, which are BRASS ONLY). You MAY NOT shoot any steel penetrating core, i.e. NATO green tip. We recommend Fiocchi ammo if you are looking for reliable ammo at good price.

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  • 5

    Posted by W. Brown on Mar 5th 2024

    Took Pistol 1,2 & Rifle 1,2,3 in Immokalee. Learned so much in Rifle 1 from basic gun setup to proper carry & ready positions of the rifle and multiple round/target engagements. This is a great course for experienced shooters and 1st timers. Paul, Sam, Josh are on point. The instruction is so easy to understand. You will not regret taking this training. It was so good I will likely take it again.

  • 5
    What an Experience!!!

    Posted by Brad on Feb 17th 2024

    So… like any good American you have this thing called an AR-15 and we all know how to use them right? Don’t think so fast! Rifle 1 is the perfect introduction this weapon and how to effectively use it in home defense. Paul, Sam and Josh are incredible. I learned so much from these guys and had a blast doing it. From sighting in your weapon for close range combat to a manual of arms for maneuvering you gun around obstacles….this class has everything you need to defend your home with a rifle. We have all this cool gear in our “Tacticool” lives, but how often do we get out there with experts to show us how to “really” use them. I can’t recommend this class enough for anyone that wants to defend their homestead. Thank you Paul, Sam and Josh for an amazing experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5
    Excellent instruction, mindset, and training

    Posted by Rich Daniels on Nov 7th 2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Paul provided world class instruction. I appreciated the mindset focus and professional delivery of this training class. Initially disappointed to not make a class with John... but haven taken the course, I can say I was more than pleasantly surprised and cannot wait to take another course with Paul.

  • 5
    PISTOL 1&2 RIFLE 1,2&3

    Posted by JASON ANDERSON on Apr 10th 2023

    Just finished taking pistol 1&2 and rifle 1,2&3 with Paul & Josh and all I can say is what an amazing week. Not only the skills that was taught with both pistol and rifle but the way they teach is so easy to understand. Paul is great at what he does and would highly recommend any class he teaches. I wasn't expecting Josh to be there but what a treat to have him there. Josh is a great instructor and when you get Paul and Josh together they make the class so entertaining and fun at the same time they are teaching you all the fundamentals and advanced skills to become a better protector. If you're holding off on taking these classes like I was just because you want "John Lovell" as an instructor I'm here to say Paul and Josh were absolutely great. I would like to train with the man himself John Lovell also but I would train anything Paul and Josh teach and feel just as warm and tingly inside as I would with John Lovell. Don't wait just sign up and do it you will not regret it !!

  • 5
    Excellent training team

    Posted by Loren Chassels on Dec 20th 2022

    Sam, Josh, and Paul make an excellent team. Their weapon skills are only surpassed by their teaching skills. I highly recommend this course and these instructors.

  • 5
    Rifle 1 & 2 BigFork,MT

    Posted by Edward Benedict on Aug 30th 2022

    Day 3 and 4 with Paul and Sam. Highly knowledgable and skilled instructors, who can get you to learn new and improved skills in quick fast time. You listen you watch you learn and try to do it the way they teach you and they Will help you out, if you are failing miserably. Paul and Sam will make you into better responsible protectors, in ways you would have never thought possible! get yourself WPS training and you will know it for yourself. It does not matter, whether you are active duty, leo or retired in both, WPS training can make you much much better, responsibly armed citizens. Thank you, eddiebeans

  • 5
    Rifle 1 WPS

    Posted by Doug N on Aug 29th 2022

    Who knew that after being trained with a rifle 32 years ago, that I would finally learn how to control recoil? Paul and Sam's training is advanced while fixing the basics, and excellent for beginners and experienced shooters alike.

  • 5
    First Class Instruction

    Posted by Chris White on Jul 1st 2022

    Paul and Sam lead our class. They provided impressively competent, smoot, entertaining, and professional instruction. The information itself is delivered in a very digestible and practical format. Range safety couldn't have been better even as they got us to push ourselves. Everyone there was performing significantly better by the end of the day. These guys are a WEALTH of knowledge and a pleasure to learn from. Watch the classes online before hand, show up with the attitude of a sponge, and this will be a great experience.

  • 5
    Dynamic Training Duo

    Posted by Steven O on Mar 11th 2022

    Josh and Paul teaching side by side is reminiscent of Schwarzenegger and DeVito in the beloved 1988 buddy film Twins. Jokes aside, both of these instructors have a contagious passion for their subject matter. In this foundational skills course, they break down various training evolutions into accessible nuggets that can be picked up by shooters of any skill level. After this course, you will simultaneously have your confidence boosted at the ease with which you can rapid fire and transition from multiple targets, and humbled at the training journey which lies ahead.


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